Jonathan Franzen’s Love Letter to the Doyen of Jewish Intellectual Vienna

The anointed king of American letters’ eccentric new book, ‘The Kraus Project,’ is also hate mail for our shallow culture

Jewish Comedy Has Earned Big Praise, But Is It Time to Stop the Joke-Telling?

Scholar Ruth Wisse likes to laugh as much anyone, but also sees peril when Jews can’t seem to quit clowning around. In ‘No Joke’ she explains why.

Poem Love

In a recent performance of Schubert’s and Schumann’s settings of Heinrich Heine’s poetry, tenor Ian Bostridge and pianist Thomas Adès excelled

Beyond Bagels

In The Encyclopedia of Jewish Food, Gil Marks argues that food is about much more than just eating

Kosher by Design

How Michael Wyschogrod taught me to eat like a Jew

Value Judgment

A haftorah of dark times and core beliefs

Free Thinkers

How Europe’s 19th and early 20th century Jews changed everything

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